Lhakpa Tsering of Arunachal Pradesh has retained the Raid de Himalaya title driving in the T3 Category Polaris 1000rzr Xp4. Tsering who participated in his second Raid de Himalaya got off to a good start to take a lead by 56 seconds over 9 time winner Suresh Rana.
The first leg in the tough roads of Lahaul Spiti was a 250 km run to Kaza. The run within Kaza and the return competitive stage covered more than 300 kms to Sarchu plains in Ladakh region. 75 cars and 79 bikes took part in crossing the highest Himalayan passes like Kunzamla in Lahaul Spiti Himachal and Baralachala in Jammu and Kashmir with temperatures going down to -15 at Sarchu.
The prize distribution ceremony took place in Manali. The winner was declared on the basis of the results of the three days run, in which Lhakpa took the top honours.
Source: The Sentinel